Probably not, but not for lack of trying. In a commentary posted on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), Lee McGrath expresses caution about the fourth attempt being made by the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to make “interior design” a regulated profession. (Currently, interior design is regulated as a distinct practice [...]
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Above, the guest suite of Rush Limbaugh’s Fifth Avenue Penthouse, which is now for sale for $13.95 million. The rest of the penthouse is similarly awash in murals, cherubs, and hand-painted gold leaf. I’d hate to own the place when tastes change (or have they already?)…
Via NPR’s Wait wait…don’t blog me!
Image courtesy of Gawker.
How do you choose an interior designer? The Washington Post recently supplied a few tips for doing so, but the list is strikingly limited. Yes, each designer’s certifications and style (not to mention your budget) are significant - even decisive - factors to consider. But any such list is suspect if the matter of personality is left unaddressed. As [...]
If all the money you are spending on your home re-decoration project seems to have a strangely negligible impact, perhaps you should ask your interior designer for the receipts of furnishings you thought were being purchased with your money.
One Connecticut homeowner probably wishes she did just that, after being defrauded of nearly $140,000 by her [...]
How do you come up with a few interior design trends for 2010 without resorting to completing guesswork? It’s tough to do, frankly, since at any given time you can find plenty of designers specializing in every conceivable style. Nevertheless, Anh-Minh Le attempted to find order in this chaotic atmosphere, coming up with 10 trends for [...]
Bombardier makes many things, but is chiefly known for being the largest manufacturer of railroad “rolling stock” in the world. Bombardier’s success might lead you to believe it knows a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t pass muster when it comes to the interior design of its train cars. As it turns [...]
Naval architects and architects fight many of the same battles; both hold nature at bay (or harness its power), offer shelter for our comfort and protection, labor under material constraints and limited budgets, and deal with pesky clients that are often blind to what they really want.
Of course, there are different challenges as well - [...]
London Design Week is not typically known for exhibitions that assault the human spirit, but one “grotesquely compelling” design demonstrates the technical proficiency of one store in particular, in wielding the sword of Damocles, the Designer.
The London design store Mint is hosting a show called “The Escapists.” Designer Charlotte Kingsnorth took the show’s title to heart [...]
In a multi-layered dose of irony, Repeating a Pattern, an article in The Columbus Dispatch, gauges the en vogue status of wallpaper, decides it is back in, and by way of example, points to a couple’s home that engages in precisely the sort of wallpapering that relegated wallpaper to the “out-of-style” crowd years ago.
Of course, [...]
Perhaps to prove to everyone else that Colorado is not really an outpost of design (assuming people actually think as much), I’ve just stumbled upon an interesting competition being held in the fly-over state which should counter that perception.
Called Denver by Design, the competition is intended to reveal/promote the best “modern furniture, artwork, or object” [...]